"They are closing a profitable and socially responsible Liquor Control Commission (LCC) outlet that will result in reduced services for Islanders and more jobs lost unnecessarily.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.
Value of Public Services
Thousands join together to protest the federal budget by darkening their websites on June 4.
"These workers should not be tossed aside in a drive to reduce costs and increase profits.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Vancouver (31 May 2012) - Over 100 activists from all sectors of the labour movement rallied in Kelowna on May 25 in support of the 130 workers from Spring Valley Care Centre who have all been given lay off notices.
“You don’t provide support to people, many with mobility challenges, by forcing them to travel to see you.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
With a 13 per cent child poverty rate, Canada ranks higher than the average and places 24th of 35 industrialized countries.
"If Canada had a modern industrial strategy, we wouldn't be having this conversation. We'd be talking about how to put people to work in sustainable, decent jobs, not being forced to take whatever is left at the end of the day." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Robin Hood and his merry activists take to streets across from Parliament Building in support of the Robin Hood Tax. UPDATED
"There is no place left to cut without putting people and services at risk." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page, Old Age Security is sustainable - despite what the Harper government is telling you.
"We’re hoping the B.C. Government has heard their message and gets serious about negotiating a fair and reasonable agreement with us.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.